of the Yang (+) Dog teaches the lessons of watchfulness, defense
of the weak and fair play. International justice
will be the order of
the year. Causes, protests and the righting of wrongs defines Dog
years. Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.
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year and those under its influence are protectors of morals and defenders
of the weak. Causes, revolutions and human-rights are on
the agenda for the Dog year.
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is rich in Chinese history and tradition. Whether shown guarding
ancient Buddhist temples
or depicted as protector of sacred buildings and a defender of
law, the Dog is known for its loyalty, tenacity and watchfulness.
times displayed in a powerful guarding position, the
Dog was the protector of peace and serenity in the sanctuary it
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a popular representation and is known as the Celestial Dog or
Happiness Dog. It is a symbol of energy and value, and
is often displayed in a male / female pair. The male holds a sphere
that symbolizes the Earth, while the female holds her offspring.